another one for quick lace. I've tried traditional and boa as well and I still like salomon's powerlace better. It stays locked. Only flaw is they need handle storing slots on both sides of the shell, not just one.
op's prob may indeed be the entry level system. Pre-2008, Salomon's entry level was notorious for having the worst zone-less "lock" (it never stayed locked), which was a complete waste considering they were otherwise high quality boots. They supposedly upgraded that crap system to something that looks like the advanced version...guess it isn't.
true, my 2009 dialogues broke down and packed out shocking quick (shame because they were also the best feeling/best fitting boots I've ever owned). I'm on 2011 F.2 now and they're holding up extremely well - still stiff and no liner to pack out
Last edited by extra0; 02-28-2014 at 10:14 AM.